English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.

Honey Wells

Field in the Parish of Bottesford

Historical Forms

  • 1850 TA


Honey Wells (cf. Hunnuell fur' 1605, honnywell furlonge 1625, Hony Well furl' 1629 (1712); prob.' spring or stream where honey is found', v. hunig, wella, cf. Honeybourne, Gl 1 245, but the Scand   pers. n. Hunni is formally poss. as the first el.)